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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 15, 2009 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Name those trolls - don't pull your punches

"Is a troll merely a casual reader who chooses only to chime in rarely?" No, I think this is the Lurker category.

From wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll

A troll is a member of a race of fearsome creatures from Norse mythology.

Originally more or less the Nordic equivalents of giants, although often smaller in size, the different depictions have come to range from the fiendish giants – similar to the ogres of England (also called Trolls at times, see Troller's Gill) – to a devious, more human-like folk of the wilderness, living underground in hills, caves or mounds. In the Faroe islands, Orkney and Shetland tales, trolls are called trows, adopted from the Norse language when these islands were settled by Vikings.

Nordic literature, art and music from the romantic era and onwards has adapted trolls in various manners – often in the form of an aboriginal race, endowed with oversized ears and noses. From here, as well as from Scandinavian fairy tales such as Three Billy Goats Gruff, trolls have achieved international recognition, and in modern fantasy literature and role-playing games, trolls are featured to the extent of being stock characters.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Dec 15, 2009 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Name those trolls - don't pull your punches

so, as we all know, vikings invented the trolls

essential 4 deeper and wider understanding of the subject:)

faroe islanders now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkBJJGP0NlM&;

swedes now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rILEY33LCE&;

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